Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 1st March 2019

National Knife Crime Prevention

Before the recent holiday, local police officers joined us for a day focusing on the dangers of carrying a knife. As part of a national emphasis on knife crime prevention, the officers spoke to all of our students throughout the day highlighting the risks and possible consequences of choosing to carry a knife.
National Knife Crime Prevention
The timing of this special focus day was very fitting with a number of recent local knife related incidents in the news, which also helped to highlight the actual realities of carrying a knife.
National Knife Crime PreventionThe statistics presented by the officers were shocking, but helped to imbed the important message. Essex Police have a special Knife Crime webpage, where content from their campaign and further advice can be accessed by parents and students.

CCHS Book Swap Event

CCHS Book Swap EventAhead of World Book Day next Thursday, our Literacy Team have organised a special book swap event for students, parents and carers on Wednesday, 6th March, from 3.15pm to 4.00pm. We invite you all to bring your unwanted books to our school library in exchange for a new book. Books must be in good condition and age appropriate.

National Citizen Service this Summer

This summer our Year 11 students have the opportunity for adventure, discovery and action. The government invest £1500 in every 16 and 17-year-old, to enable them to learn the skills for work and life whilst having an amazing time. There are still a lot of our Year 11 students who have not signed up to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which comes highly recommended.
National Citizen Service Summer 2019
Any student who has yet to express an interest, can still do so by talking to our pastoral team. This opportunity will only cost a maximum of £50; for some students it could even be less. More information can be found within the NCS letter on our letters webpage or by visiting
National Citizen Service Summer 2019As a result of the number of our Year 11 students who participated in the scheme last year, we were recently presented with a special NCS Champion School Award to recognise the school’s achievement. One of our NCS coordinators, Mr Blanes, collected the award on the school’s behalf. It would be fantastic to see this Year 11 group beat last year’s total!

Achievement Point League

Achievement Point League
Congratulations to all our students who earn numerous achievement points on a daily basis. Each half term the three top performing students, from each year group, are rewarded for their efforts with a voucher to spend in our Clouds restaurant, or an equivalent bowling or cinema voucher, if they prefer. Well done to the top students from the first half of the spring term:
Year 7 - Rocco McIntyre, Tristan Coffey and Finlay Blanes;
Year 8 - Nina Drozd, Joseph Blanes and Grace Hamlet;
Year 9 - Alfie Elliott, Callum Hill and Hannah Elborn;
Year 10 - Kane Davis, Reggie Newman and Shaun Cross;
Year 11 - Jack Hough, Levi Hopkins and Margaret Gallagher.